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Frank Sinatra RARE Authentic Autographed SIgned Jilly's Menu

$2,350.00

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Frank Sinatra
RARE Authentic Autographed SIgned Jilly's Menu

 

 

The long and close relationship between Sinatra and Jilly Rizzo was widely known. This is an incredible piece. An Authentically Autographed menu from Jilly's. Frank Sinatra favorite lounge in which he frequented when he was in New York. To acquire a postively genuine Frank Sinatra autograph is rare and difficult alone, but to acquire on a historically significant piece like a Jilly's menu is nearly unheard of. This piece was acquired in-person.  Signed in bold blue ink, "Carol, Love Frank SInatra", in his unmistakable Genuine 1960s era handwriting and stunning Large  signature.

Note: Mr Sinatra accomplished an extraordinary signature with a very large and bold blue writing.  See image with quarter for size reference. 


*Also, for those who have never researched Mr Sinatra's signing habits, it is estimated about 90% of the autographs on the market are secretarial signed or outright forgery. On eBay the percentage is even higher, about 99% of all Sinatra autographs on eBay are fake. Over the past 11 years on eBay I estimate one out of every 100 autographs posted are consistent with his authentic signature.

We acquired a Jilly Menu SIgned by Mr Sinatra about 10 yeras ago, but as nice as it was, the signature was not as dark and bold and stunning as this one !     Unquestionably genuine and guaranteed authentic for life.

Note:   Acquiring a rare authentic Frank Sinatra autograph is one thing.  But to acquire his genuine signature on a  historical piece from a famous venue and Rat Pack hangout like "Jilly’s" makes the autograph so much more extraordinary and special.  Not to mention an invaluable source of provenance.  

Comes with COA and Guaranteed Authentic for Life.

Menu measures 4" x 10-1/2" when folded - 12" x 10-1/2" when open

Condition: Has a couple minor stains and a few pencil markings.  That said in quite nice condiiton for being 60+ years old.  And a pristine gorgeous Frank SInatra Signature in bold blue ink.     NOTE:  This is only the 2nd time we've owned a Signed Sinatra Jilly's menu. They are VERY Rare and only appear on the market about once a decade. 

As many of our customers know we specialize in Frank Sinatra memorabilia and are experts on his signature. We have studied his genuine signatures, the secretarials and many forgeries for the past 40 years. We continue to scour the universe for the most desirable Frank Sinatra autographs & memorabilia ..

Below is additional historical information on Frank Sinatra and his best friend Jilly Rizzo.

In the mid-1960's, Frank's favorite New York bar was Jilly's Saloon (256 West 52nd Street - currently closed). Sinatra met Jilly in Miami Beach when performing at the Fontainebleau. They hit it off immediately.

Ermenigildo Rizzo (May 6, 1917 – May 6, 1992), nicknamed Jilly, was an American restaurateur and entertainer. A long time friend of Frank Sinatra, Rizzo made cameo appearances in several of his films. He was also a frequent guest on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, where he would recite one liners in his monotone New York accent. During the 1970s, his night-club was torn down and replaced with Dean Martin's restaurant, Dino's.

On May 6, 1992, Rizzo was killed in a car accident when he was hit by a drunk driver on his 75th birthday in Rancho Mirage, California. He is buried near Sinatra in the Desert Memorial Park in Palm Springs, California.

Frank Sinatra mentions Jilly in a number of his recordings:

  • Jilly's Restaurant is mentioned twice in his and Sammy Davis Jr.'s song "Me and My Shadow".
  • At the beginning of the album Sinatra at the Sands, Frank jokingly welcomes his Las Vegas audience to "Jilly's West."
  • In his cover version of "Mrs. Robinson", he changes the name "Jesus" to "Jilly."
    In the 1969 song "Star!", Frank sings, "If they've got a drink with her name in Jilly's Bar, the chances are, the lady's a Star!"
  • Actor/comedian Brad Garrett told some funny stories about being Frank Sinatra's opening act, and how Jilly temporarily fired him for allegedly making a bad joke about Frank. Jilly allegedly sent him, as a punishment, to open for Liza Minnelli.
  • Jilly appears as a bartender in The Manchurian Candidate where one of his stories sets off Laurence Harvey into a hypnotic trance.

* See enlargeable images above and below 

Guaranteed Authentic for Life
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